Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 2018 (IPS)With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.A Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of government representatives from Myanmar and Bangladesh was formed on Dec. 19 and tasked with developing a specific instrument on the physical arrangement for the repatriation of returnees."Three elements of safety – physical, legal and material – must be met to ensure that return is voluntary and sustainable." --Caroline Gluck of UNHCRA high-ranking Bangladeshi foreign ministry official who requested anonymity told IPS, “The Myanmar government has been repeatedly requested to allow access to press and international organisations so they can see the situation on the ground. Unless the world is convinced on the security issues, how can we expect that the traumatized people would volunteer to settle back in their homes where they suffered being beaten, tortured and shot at?”He says, “The crimes committed by the Myanmar regime are unpardonable and they continue to be disrespectful to the global community demanding access for investigation of alleged genocid...
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In this study, a sensitive electrochemical aptasensor was developed using aptamer coated gold interdigitated microelectrode for target capture and impedance measurement, and antibody modified nickel nanowires (NiNWs) for target separation and impedance amplification. First, the interdigitated microelectrode was modified with the biotinylated aptamers against Salmonella typhimurium through electrostatic absorption of streptavidin onto the microelectrode and streptavidin-biotin binding. Then, the target Salmonella cells were magnetically separated and concentrated using the NiNWs modified with the anti-Salmonella typhimurium...